Sunday, June 16, 2024

“You are Dead”

Rajendra Singh Baisthakur

Living beings move and grow

Evolved beings think of values and character

Rama and Gandhi are our models

But we made them only idols.

Centuries of dependence made us subservient

Even after political independence

We are still slaves without self-respect

We still expect alms to be given

Neither government nor intellectuals

Made us realize loss of our fund of wisdom

Loss of self-respect gave way to loss of culture.

Self-respect comes with realization of potential

Lack of it makes one crave for freebies

Politicians use this weakness to get power

Accepting freebies consolidates your beggary

And confirms your slavery.

Rajendra Singh Baisthakur
Rajendra Singh Baisthakur
Rajendra Singh Baisthakur had been a Lecturer in English. He is a poet, critic and translator. His interests are Literature, Philosophy and social media.


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